Madrid, February 9 (Europe Press) –
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for “more ambition” in combating climate change that considers 2021 a “critical year” in which “the world is still very far from its goal of staying within the 1.5-point limit of the Paris Agreement.” .
This is what Guterres has asked of member states that will meet on Monday as part of preparations for the 26th Climate Summit (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, UK, in November.
“We need more ambition, more ambition in mitigation, more ambition to adapt and ambitious in financing,” stressed the United Nations Secretary-General, who acknowledged the progress made last year but indicated that it was “not enough”.
In this sense, he referred to the year 2021 as “a decisive year in the fight against climate change” and indicated that the global alliance to reach zero emissions needs to grow “to cover more than 90 percent of the total carbon dioxide. Carbon enters the atmosphere”, which is an issue. “It is a priority for the United Nations.”
Consequently, given that commitments should be backed by “clear” plans, she urged countries to make specific “more ambitious” contributions at the national level, and stressed that “major economies and G20 members must lead the way. The way,” he emphasized.
“We have a moral obligation to do a much better job, and with new and expanded financial tools and initiatives,” he added, noting the need to get rid of coal by 2040, while financing the sector must be redirected toward clean energy solutions.
Likewise, he called for progress in “adaptation and resilience,” which “requires greater support for weak states.” “Developed countries must fulfill their commitments they made more than ten years ago and reaffirmed in Paris, to mobilize $ 100 billion annually in climate finance for developing countries. This must be fully fulfilled in the lead up to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties,” he said in the report. Regard.
Finally, the UN Secretary-General insisted that the pandemic could not be allowed to “stop us from working together on the critical road to Glasgow” and called for adaptation because “the stakes are high”.